Top 28 European Conferences Worth Attending In 2017

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Here, at Splento, we believe that lifelong learning is the key to success and attending conferences is a great way learn new things, keep up with the latest trends and innovations, meet industry leaders and build upon your knowledge base. So we’ve curated a list of the European conferences that we think are worth attending in 2017.

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1. Reasons to: Design, Code & Create (Brighton – 3-5 Sept.)
This annual conference isn’t like your conventional, stuffy expo – it’s more of a creative, knowledge sharing environment where creative minds and developers from all over the world come together to speak about design and coding. It’s sure to inspire you to get practising.

2. Generate (London – 20-22 Sept.)
This conference at The Royal Institution offers both theory and practice in the form of two days of expert talks and then one workshop day.

3. Design Matters (Copenhagen – 14-16 Sept.)
Updates in digital design are happening as fast as you can say the word “design”. Keeping up to date with the latest trends is imperative for a professional designer so if you feel think that you fall into that category, you should definitely partake in Design Matters.

4. EuroIA (Stockholm – 28-30 Sept.)
The EuroIA Summit is Europe’s leading Information Architecture and User Experience conference. It’s a unique event that brings together veterans of AI, experts from diverse fields practising IA and newcomers to the practice of IA and UX design.

5World Usability Congress (Austria – 17-18 Oct.)
The World Usability Congress is an application-based conference which is popular in the world of UX and CX because of its top speakers and holistic approach.  

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6. Amuse (Budapest – 18-20 Oct.)
Amuse is an international conference for anyone interested in how to design and develop successful products that users love. UX and has become big business in recent years so if you want to stay trendy in UX you should be sure to attend Amuse this year.

7. Push.conference (Munich – 20-21 Sept.)
Since 2012, push.conference has been uniting designers, developers and UX professionals by offering content rich talks with the industry’s top thinkers and doers and plenty of networking opportunities. This year you will be able to listen speakers from Google and Netflix about this year’s hot topics such as Machine Learning and Conversational UI. Worth visiting.

8. IFA (Berlin – 1-6 Sept.)
Berlin has the right to call itself the heart of Europe‘s most important regional market. That why it is home to IFA; the conference dedicated to all things Consumer Electronics. Last year 500 visitors from 38 countries and 46 speaker from all five continents took part in the experience.

9. ARM Research Summit (Cambridge – 11 Sept.)
The second annual ARM Research Summit is taking place at Robinson College, Cambridge this year. The summit discusses future trends and disruptive technologies across all sectors of computing and offers talks from leaders in specific research fields, demonstrations, networking opportunities and the chance to interact and discuss projects with members of ARM Research.

10. Channel Live (Birmingham – 12-13 Sept.)
Channel Live is the UK’s only ICT trade specific conference that combines thought leadership talks and networking into one big festival where resellers, VARS and other Channel partners openly discuss margin opportunities with vendors and solution providers.

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11. Digital (Cardiff – 18-19 Sept.)
The new digital festival that brings together well-known keynote speakers, a large selection of presentations and workshops and networking with angel investors to help take your business to the next level.

12. IP EXPO Nordic (Stockholm – 20-21 Sept.)
IP EXPO Nordic is part of Europe’s leading IT event series, specifically designed for those seeking information and inspiration regarding the latest IT innovations to drive growth.

13. ChatbotConf (Vienna – 2-3 Oct.)
These days, all the top corporations have a chatbot for their marketing and CRM needs and this conference will help you learn all about them.

14. World Summit AI (Amsterdam – 11-12 Oct.)
World Summit AI brings together enterprises, startups and investors for 2 days of exclusive knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities.

15. IT Arena (Lviv – 29 Sept. – 1st Oct.)
The biggest three-day tech fest in Ukraine and Eastern Europe where 2000+ entrepreneurs, investors, developers, business analysts, UI/UX designers and start-uppers from more than 12 countries come together.

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16. IoT Solutions World Congress (Barcelona – 3-5 Oct.)
Get inspired at the world’s leading Industry IoT congress, where the most innovative and influential Industry IoT thinkers will gather together to share knowledge, present visions and explain how IoT is affecting many industries such as Manufacturing, Healthcare, Energy & Utilities, Connected Transport, Buildings & Infrastructure, Retail, Agriculture, Mining, Hospitality and more.

17. IP Expo Europe (London – 4-5 Oct.)
It’s the enterprise IT event that brings together all the key product launches, solutions and educational seminars.

18. Xercon (London – 4-5 Oct.)
Xerocon London breathes new life into accounting by offering the opportunity to listen to exclusive talks, gather insights from accounting experts, attend networking sessions to build your network and also earn CPD hours.

19. LTE Voice Summit (Amsterdam – 16-18 Oct.)
Discover the future of voice communication services and learn from experts who will address the challenges around interoperability, quality of experience and the integration with VoWifi.

20. Open Source Summit Europe (Prague – 23-26 Oct.)
This conference offers you the chance for you to collaborate, share information and learn across a wide variety of topics with 2,000+ technologists and community members.

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21. HR Tech World (Amsterdam – 24-25 Oct.)
Want to know how to apply your skills? Go to the largest European show to see the impact that new technologies will have on jobs and industries, and how to manage the disruption they are bound to create.

22. Cybersecurity Nexus (London – 30 Oct. – 1 Nov.)
It’s important for any business to be aware of the newest effective tactics and tools to meet the ever-growing threat of cyber attacks. CSX 2017 offers speakers and sessions that delve deep into what you need to know now.  

23. Web Summit (Lisbon – 6-9 Nov.)
Web Summit was merely a little idea to connect the technology community with all industries back in 2010. Now it has grown into the “largest technology conference in the world with 60000 attendees and 650 speakers”.

24.  Machina Summit. AI (Munich – 7-8 Nov.)
This free-to-attend event will host four theatres – you will be able to hear from the industry’s most-influential speakers over two days about how all Artificial Intelligence technologies, such as machine & deep learning, cognitive computing and analytics are currently affecting each over.

25. Smart City Expo World Congress (Barcelona – 14-16 Nov.)
Smart City Expo World Congress is the place to share research, best practices and potential common solutions, achieved through effective collaboration. Probably, the most opportunity-rich networking event you’ll ever attend.

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26. Big Data London (London – 15-16 Nov.)
This free to attend two-day conference and exhibition focusses on how to build dynamic, data-driven enterprises.

27. DMEXCO (Köln – 13-14 Sept.)
Last year, DMEXCO had 50,000+ visitors and over 1,000 sponsors/exhibitors attend. Some of the biggest companies in the world have speakers or booths at this event and the networking opportunities are always a hit with attendees.

28. Affiliate Marketing Konferenz (Zurich – 9 Nov.)
Zurich’s first affiliate marketing event, Affiliate Marketing Konferenz is an excellent conference to attend if you’re planning on doing business in Europe. The conference is conducted in German, as are most of the panels, but A level in German would mean that you’ll probably be able to take in most of the content and make plenty of new connections.

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